COP27 UN Climate Change Conference: EU side events

When: Monday 7 November 2022, 08:00 EET – Friday 18 November 2022, 18:00 EET
Where: Sharm-el-Sheikh, Sud de Sinaï, Egypt
Languages: English

About COP27

From November 7-18, several Horizon 2020 funded projects will be featured in sessions organised by the European Commission and the European Research Executive Agency at the EU Pavilion at UNCC COP 27.

Joint forces will participate with several activities:

  • Workshops and events
  • Projects and companies pitches
  • One-to-EU meetings with European Commission representatives


Workshops and events

9 November – 13:30 to 14:30 CET: A nature-positive economy for climate and biodiversity benefits.

The session will take place online and in person, examining the driving forces for a nature-based economy, showcase success stories and draw lessons for going forward towards the adoption of nature-positive practices. The session is based on a report and is the result of the consultation of 15 Horizon projects: Connecting Nature, URBiNAT, Just Nature, Regreen, NetworkNature, UNaLab, GrowGreen, INTERLACE, Clearing House, Clever Cities, Conexus, GoGreenRoutes, FutureMares, Naturvation and URBAN GreenUP.

11 November – 10:00 to 11:00 CET: Co-creation of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation.

In this session, CLEVER Cities, Go Green Routes, PHUSICOS and URBINAT will address stakeholder and community engagement as a crucial aspect in the planning and implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS). Best approaches and tools to integrate and mainstream co-creation in strategic planning in cities and regions will be shared. The session will take place onsite and online.

11 November – 11:30 to 12.30 CET: Combatting extreme weather: are Nature-Based Solutions ready to tackle the challenge?

The session will take place from online and present examples from the Horizon 2020 projects OPERANDUM, PHUSICOS and RECONECT, and others, on how small-scale interventions of Nature-based Solutions to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather can be transformed to large-scale landscapes.

11 November 12:30 to 13:30 CET: Documenting the multiple benefits and engagement mechanisms of nature-based solutions: applying a common EU impact assessment framework.

The online session will give an overview of the EU publication “Evaluating the Impact of Nature-Based Solutions: A Handbook for Practitioners” and provide a series of snapshot-style presentations on its application in the projects Connecting Nature, GrowGreen, UNALAB and Urban GreenUP.

12 November 14:30- 15:30 CET: Is our food system ready for the climate crisis? Building our adaptive capacity in view of turbulent time.

In this session, LEAP4FNSSA and panelists will discuss the urgency to act highlighting the key role of research and innovation (R&I) in accelerating the transition to resilient and sustainable food systems. It will address three scales of action, from global to local, via lightening talks setting out the importance of EU R&I cooperation and the need for science-policy-society interfaces for improved food systems governance.

See the full programme here.